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Bearhead
02/14/17

Bearhead implores educators to have courage to do things differently

Charlene Bearhead isn’t one who is in the least reluctant to speak her mind, but that doesn’t imply for a minute that the education lead at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation doesn’t have a cerebral side as well.… +Read More
02/13/17

Blame social media, video games for behavior problems in school, educators say

Growing up in the social media age is doing more harm than good, according to a school counsellor on the northeast Avalon. Boyd Perry said having access to a limitless world of information can be beneficial to learning, but many young kids are not equipped to handle the flood of information they are getting through their screens. “Young people have more access and more information. We automatically think that’s a good thing,” said Perry. “They aren’t yet ready … to develop a... +Read More
making personal connections
02/02/17

Making personal connections important

Cosmetology, cow calf, visual art and construction aren’t necessarily the courses that come to mind when you think about distance learning, but those are just the kind of innovative courses that the Chinook Cyber School offers. It can be a… +Read More
01/27/17

School boards, CUPE respond to education review

Holy Trinity Catholic School Board (HTCSD), the Prairie South School board (PSSD) and Canadian Union of Public Employees presented their formal and official responses to the advisory panel on Mr. Perrins’ review on the K-12 public school education system earlier… +Read More
12/22/16

Saskatchewan education review gives options for revamping, reducing school boards

School boards will likely be changing, and Dan Perrins’ education governance review gives some idea as to how. Perrins, who was tasked with the review on Nov. 15, puts forward four options for reform — two that focus on redrawing… +Read More
12/09/16

All-gender washrooms in schools raises question: Who cares where you pee?

The small picture of a black toilet on a white background above the word “washroom” has become a big sign of inclusion for a rural school district in Saskatchewan. Prairie Valley School Division, near Regina, has created all-gender washrooms at… +Read More
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